Oghenevwede Ohwovoriole in Abuja
The management of NigComSat has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bellinstersat, operators of Belinstersat-1, a Belarusian owned communication satellite.
According to the agencyâ€™s head of public relations, Mr. Adamu Idris, “A strategic partnership has recently been signed between the management of NIGCOMSAT Ltd and the management of Belintersat, operators of Belintersat-1, a communication satellite of the Belarusian Peoples Republic for a mutual backup service in faraway Minsk, Belarusâ€™.â€
â€˜â€™This strategic partnership is aimed at repositioning NIGCOMSAT Ltd for commercial viability, which the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has poised to achieve.”
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NIGCOMSAT Limited Abimbola Alale disclosed that with the signing of the MoU, NIGCOMSAT Ltd is set to push its services further as well as reassured customers of reliability and sustainability.
Alale noted that NIGCOMSAT Ltd occupies a strategic position for the nationâ€™s economic and security architecture of the country that must be given the highest priority in the scheme of things.”
Also, the Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development, Barr. Samson Osagie, expressed joy at the partnership believing that NIGCOMSAT customers will no longer have reasons to worry about the absence of a backup for NigComSat-1R.
Osagie enjoined corporate bodies and other stakeholders in the industry to have confidence in NIGCOMSAT ability to render seamless services to its clients.
He noted further that with the plans to acquire NigComSat-2 and 3, NIGCOMSAT Ltd has finally been positioned to commence full commercial operations and appealed to the federal government to effectively implement the Executive Order No. 2 dealing with local content with specific reference to satellite communications in Nigeria”.
The MoU was signed on behalf of NIGCOMSAT Ltd by Abimbola Alale while the Chief Operating Officer of Belintersat under the watchful eyes of officials of the China Great Wall Industries Corporation, (CGWIC) builders of the two communications satellites.